• About Me

    The World According to Ruby

    A long time ago, on a blog far, far away, I wrote about one of our RSPCA Rescue dogs, Daisy, and what she taught me about life and writing. I’ve been meaning to write a post about our other rescue dog Ruby, but just haven’t gotten there. Rubes has just had an operation on one of her knees, and since she had to go to a specialist vet 5 hours away (along with my wife), I’ve been missing her crazy-excited greetings first thing in the morning. By the time this post goes up, Rubes will be home and recovering and hopefully back to her normal excitable old self, but I…

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    Things I Say to my Dogs (That make me sound like I’m parenting children)

    It occurred to me recently that a lot of what I say to my dogs, would be equally at home with parents of children. These are the things that I say to my dogs that I’d probably also say to my kids (if I had some).   “Don’t put that in your mouth.” “You break that, it’s going in the bin.” “Don’t pull on your sister’s ear.” “Don’t chase the cat.” “Your sister’s sleeping – leave her alone.” “If you’re going to fight, do it down stairs.” “Stop chasing lizards.” “Who pooed on the concrete?!” “Don’t play on the verandah – you’ll fall off and hurt yourself.” “Argh! Quiet! Mum’s…